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Organization Virtual Religion Index
History VRI was begun in 1997 by Dr. Mahlon H. Smith, Associate Professor Emeritus (Early Christianity), Department of Religion at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
City New Brunswick, New Jersey
Values Academic
Vision Designed to advance research in matters of religion
Mission As an authoritative catalogue of religion-related web resources on the internet.
Goals No updates since 2007. To provide a research tool, not to circumvent tours of worthy sites, but to cut down the time spent on surfing & sorting of automated searches.
Approach Providing a search index because one needs something deeper than a list of favorites, yet more circumspect than a search engine.
Structure Expertly researched content indexed and built as a website over 10 years until 2007, originally hosted at Rutgers.
Scale Moribund
Scope Global
Activity Ongoing editorial effort
Religion Secular
Words catalog, religion
Acronym VRI